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Headquarters Army of Northern Virginia,

December 19, 1862


General S. Cooper,

Adjutant and Inspector General, C. S. Army:

General: I have had the honor to receive your letter of the 17th instant, in reference to the First Regiment Georgia Regulars. At this time, ignorant of what movement General Burnside may next make, I am unwilling to diminish the force in his front if it can possibly be avoided; but, should I learn that troops to relieve it are near at hand or can ascertain that General Burnside does not contemplate any immediate advance, I will send the regiment in question to Danville, where you can give it orders. As far as I know the character of that part of the country, I am in no apprehension of a rising of the negroes.

I am, with great respect, your obedient servant,

R. E. Lee




Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 21, p. 1068

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 February 21